Project Description

The Rural Agricultural Development Consortium (RAD-C) is a groundbreaking initiative designed to revolutionise the agricultural landscape in Nigeria. Spanning across all 36 states, RAD-C functions as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), strategically uniting various industry stakeholders under one umbrella. These stakeholders include renowned supply chain managers, service providers, agro-input companies, agricultural mechanisation experts, extension applicators, farm management specialists, logistics professionals, marketing experts, crop insurance providers, agricultural financiers, and farmers. This unified approach aims to streamline crop production processes for optimal efficiency and productivity.

RAD-C’s Purpose and Approach:

RAD-C is a coordinating entity at its core, orchestrating collaboration and synergy among a spectrum of agricultural domains. The consortium harnesses the collective strengths of its members, fostering a comprehensive approach to crop production. Advanced technologies, best practices, and sustainable methods underpin RAD-C’s platform. By bringing together experts from various sectors, RAD-C endeavours to enhance every facet of crop cultivation, from land clearing to input supply and application to market integration, ensuring that all stages of production are optimised.

Lead Company and Consortium Formation:

The Nigerian Agricultural Mechanization & Equipment Leasing Company (NAMEL) spearheaded the formation and registration of the RAD Consortium. This consortium operates on the foundational belief that collaborative large-scale land development and farming, coupled with cutting-edge technology, can catalyse robust agricultural growth. With NAMEL leading the way, other prominent private sector entities have joined forces to embrace the RAD-C model. The consortium recognises that such systematic development, combined with state-of-the-art technology, drives agricultural output and fosters growth across input and output markets.

Economic Impact and Growth:

The RAD Consortium’s approach is rooted in economies of scale, creating a platform that benefits all members while fostering inclusive growth. As the largest sector of Nigeria’s GDP, the agricultural industry is pivotal to economic development, particularly in rural areas. By integrating best practices, efficient supply chains, and advanced technologies, RAD-C aims to elevate agricultural production to new heights, enhancing food security, livelihoods, and overall economic prosperity.

The Rural Agricultural Development Consortium (RAD-C) is a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation. Through this initiative, NAMEL and its consortium partners are reshaping the agricultural landscape, propelling Nigeria towards a future of sustainable, efficient, and inclusive agricultural growth.

Project Summary:

  • States Covered: 36 States
  • Project Duration: 2021 till date
  • Target Crops: Cassava, Maize, Cowpea, Wheat, Rice & Soybeans etc